Frye: Local communities awarded $5.3M to improve infrastructure

Frye: Local communities awarded $5.3M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

PHOTO ATTACHED: State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) joins Gov. Eric Holcomb to congratulate the Town of Versailles on receiving more than $260,000 in state matching grants on Nov. 9, 2018, in Vernon. Versailles Town Councilor Roxanne Snodgrass accepted the grant on behalf of the town.

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 14, 2018) — Local communities recently received more than $5.3 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).

Established in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program has awarded nearly $400 million in state funds to local projects around the state on a 50/50 matching basis.

“Updating and maintaining our local infrastructure is vital to the growth of our community,” Frye said. “Investing in roads and bridges strengthens our economy and makes our state more attractive to businesses looking to set up shop. I look forward to seeing these grants contribute to the wonderful progress already being made.”

According to Frye, six counties and three communities were awarded grants:

                                                                Community                        Grant Amount

                                                                Dearborn County             $996,499

                                                                Decatur County                $715,787

                                                                Jefferson County             $894,708

                                                                Jennings County               $320,760

                                                                Ohio County                       $795,897

                                                                Switzerland County         $566,600

                                                                Aurora                                  $724,729

                                                                Versailles                             $260,825

                                                                Vevay                                   $112,211

Frye said projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing and preservation, and bridge rehabilitation or replacement.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds can be found by visiting www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be accepting the next round of applications in January of 2019.

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State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) represents Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties, as well as portions of Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties.

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